“WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND A SUNDAY THAN DANCING UNDER THE SUMMER SKY WITH GLITTERED SHOES AND A FRILLY DRESS!”
I‘m (slightly) ashamed to say that, up until July, I’d never really been to a festival before. Henley definitely doesn’t count and gigs are gigs, so when the opportunity arose to spend a sunshine drenched, Sunday in Finsbury Park; you bet your bottom dollar I said yes. To celebrate all things SHOES (my favourite word) at Debenhams, we each picked out a pair to style up and spend the day, dancing away in! You can catch me getting free reign over the Oxford Street Store over on my vlog!
Armed with the comfiest, festival appropriate shoes and the twirliest, frilliest of dresses, I headed to London for a day of pampering, dancing, meeting a bunch of beautiful new friends, delicious food and music. I did also vlog the whole day in a little video for you guys (LOVE watching this back!) so if you fancy seeing it in a bit more depth, getting our hair and makeup done and all the fun – be sure to head over to my channel to have a peek!
FIRST STOP: BEAUTY, MAKEUP & HAIR PAMPERING
One of the things I’ve always loved watching from festivals is the extravagant makeup! Glitter, gems body art, lashes, splashes of pinks, reds and purples. Braids, curls, waves and twists with a sprinkling of sequins down the hairline – I wanted to go hard or go home with this one. First stop of the day was the beauty haul in Debenhams Oxford Street, for party paint with Kat Von D and hair by Blow LTD! I let the makeup artist work her magic, showed her my shoes and dress and said go crazy! The result was this delicate, pastel flower with a smudge of purple on the eyes and fresh, dewy skin. For hair, I went for beachy waves, twirled up off of the face (the weather was SWELTERING!) With a tonne of glitter goodness chucked down the parting for good measure! What I’ve always loved about Debenhams is that they have SO MANY of my fave beauty brands under one roof, so going back here for get my hair or makeup done in the future for special occasions or events in definitely on the cards! You’re relaxed, in one place, are well looked after and everything you need is at your finger tips! What would your go – to festival makeup or hair look be? I’m always a sucker for braids and glitter!
FIND AN OUTFIT THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A SUMMER, FAIRY GODDESS AND SHOES THAT LOVE YOU BACK, EVEN AFTER EXCESSIVE DANCING, WALKING AND WINE!
I’m normally a bit of a laid back, shorts and tee kinda girl, but after scouting out these £25, silver beauties of trainers, I scoured Debenhams for something equally as fun to rock with it. I fell hard for this Studio by Preen dress, I loved the colour, the frills, the twirl factor and the fact that it had a slip dress underneath was a huge bonus. It was a scorcher of a Sunday, so inevitably, I did in fact strip down to the slip dress and was pleasantly surprised by my unplanned, ‘two outfits in one!”
The killer to a good day, is ending up with tired, sore, feet in uncomfortable shoes, and I can confidently say that these are CRAZY comfortable! They survived all my walking, dancing and antics, all whilst looking totally appropriate given the setting! It was so lovely to actually branch away from my normal white converse go-to and try something a bit different! I’m all for adding to my ever-growing shoe collection, so another pair are always welcome 😉
A DAY SPENT WITH THOSE WHO INSPIRE YOU AND BRING A HUGE SMILE TO YOUR FACE IS A DAY SPENT WELL
A huge highlight to this job, for me, is not only the incredible places you discover, but also the amazing, beautiful faces you find along the way too. I spent the day with such a wonderful bunch of similar minded girls (including the wonderful Debs, who was also my photo-taking saviour!) We drank, we ate delicious, vegetarian Buddha Bowls and laughed till our heads hurt. The only thing I regret is not making the most of more of the music, but sometimes when you click so well with a bunch of people, you want to absorb all their energy for all it’s worth and chat the day away! It was hot, sweaty, crowded, loud and bloody wonderful! To see the whole day and a little ‘get ready with me’ be sure to watch the Vlog below or over on my channel!
SHOP THE OUTFIT
Would LOVE to know if you’ve ever been to Wireless Festival before or what your fave festivals to attend are so I can add them to my bucket list!
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Photography by the lovely Debs from Bang on Style
The biggest thanks again to Debehams for taking us – this blogpost was part of Debenhams summer campaign